Diploma Programme Results

Number of Diploma Candidates 67
% Diploma pass rate 100%
Average Diploma points 36
Highest Diploma points 42
% of Diploma Students receiving 40 or above 10.45% (7 students)
% of Diploma Students receiving 35-39 points 55% (37 students)

Diploma Course Results

% Diploma candidates receiving 30 or above 95%
Number of Course candidates 21
Average course points 28

The IB College


The IB College, now relocated in the purpose built Randa Kawar building, enjoys purposely designed learning and recreational spaces catering to the needs of our Grades 11 and 12 students. This stimulating location and the experiences it offers provide students with the opportunity to develop a mature and age-appropriate independence within a structured and supportive environment. Within this environment students are encouraged to develop their identity as world citizens and reach their academic potential.

On entering the IB College, students are directed onto either the full IB Diploma Programme or, if deemed more appropriate, a slightly less demanding Diploma course programme. ABS is also the first school in Jordan to offer the Career-related programme which offers a career-related pathway to university for those students who want to specialize in Creative Media and Production. In keeping with its vision as a leading pioneer school, ABS is also accredited as a World Academy of Sport Athlete-Friendly Education Centre and authorised to offer the IB Diploma over an extended period of up to 3 years to top class athletes hoping to balance academic rigour with extensive physical training and competition.Students following these IB programmes in Grades 11 and 12 can obtain Jordanian Tawjihi Equivalence by meeting the requirements of the Jordanian Ministry of Education which are published in the IB College Parents’ Handbook. To enable each student to meet the requirements of the IB and ABS graduation, an extensive range of creative, service learning and sporting activities is also available.

Throughout their time in the IB College, students receive continuous support from university counsellors to identify and apply to suitable universities and enjoy direct access to the many Deans of Admission from universities around the world who pass by the school to deliver presentations and advise students on the application process.

There is close collaboration between mentors, Grade Level Leaders and the Student Wellbeing and Achievement Team which oversees the social and emotion aspect of students’ lives. Their goal is to create a safe learning environment for all students while encouraging them to reach their academic potential and nurture respectful relationships among staff members and students. Furthermore, we work hand in hand with parents and other stakeholders to create a productive and affirmative environment that focuses on students’ wellbeing and prepares them for future developments and life endeavours.

Mrs Cathy Souob, Head of IB College.

Diploma Programme Results

Number of Diploma Candidates 67
% Diploma pass rate 100%
Average Diploma points 36
Highest Diploma points 42
% of Diploma Students receiving 40 or above 10.45% (7 students)
% of Diploma Students receiving 35-39 points 55% (37 students)

Diploma Course Results

% Diploma candidates receiving 30 or above 95%
Number of Course candidates 21
Average course points 28

IB College Curriculum


On entering the IB College, students are directed into either the full IB diploma programme, diploma courses or the IB Career-related programme depending on their abilities, interests and future plans. The IB College operates a three-term year (September – December; January – March; April – June) with classes from Sunday through Thursday. Official IB examinations are held each May and the IB announces results in early July.

Depending on the requirements of their chosen programme of study, students are currently able to choose from a rich menu of subjects across all six diploma subject groups such as;

Arabic, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design Technology, Economics, English, Film, French, Geography, Global Politics, History, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Theatre, Visual Arts, and BTEC Creative Media and Production.

Choice of subjects may be restricted by staffing and timetable considerations.

All IB College students take World Religions and Theory of Knowledge and are required to engage in CAS – Creativity, Activity and Service. Full IB Diploma candidates are also required to write an Extended Essay.

For more information on the IB’s programmes, please visit http://www.ibo.org

Students following the IB programme in Grades 11 and 12 can obtain Jordanian Tawjihi Equivalence by meeting the requirements of the Jordanian Ministry of Education which are published in the IB College handbook.

Graduation Requirements

All students must complete twelve years of education and attend at least 175 teaching days out of the required 180 teaching days per year. Only medically excused absences are accepted as reasons for not meeting this requirement. Each class period is 60 minutes long and students in Grades 11 and 12 are offered 25 taught class periods per week and regular support classes between 8am and 9am.

Creativity and service to the community as well as participation in activity (CAS) are also compulsory components for graduation. For more information on CAS requirements, please visit the IB page or the Co-curricular Activities page.

Diploma Programme Results

Number of Diploma Candidates 67
% Diploma pass rate 100%
Average Diploma points 36
Highest Diploma points 42
% of Diploma Students receiving 40 or above 10.45% (7 students)
% of Diploma Students receiving 35-39 points 55% (37 students)

Diploma Course Results

% Diploma candidates receiving 30 or above 95%
Number of Course candidates 21
Average course points 28

The University Counselling Department at the Amman Baccalaureate School (ABS) is one of the strongest counselling departments in the Middle East. Established thirty years ago, the Department was designed to assist and support students and parents as they begin negotiating the confusing labyrinth of the university application process. Highly experienced counsellors are available on a full-time basis to answer students’ and parents’ queries about entry qualifications, accessibility to degree programmes and availability of scholarships to universities in Jordan, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Europe, not to mention assistance in entering local universities and US and British universities located in Europe and the Middle East

Counselling students about universities and careers is available once they enter the Middle Years School and the Department offers the PSAT on an annual basis for students starting in Grade 8. Career awareness is also offered and continues as they progress into the IB Diploma College. When students are in their first semester of Grade 10, advice is given to them about which IB subjects they need for certain courses at university, ensuring that students will be prepared for entering university two years later.

Special SAT preparation courses are given to students in Grades 10 and 11. The ABS is a closed testing site for SAT exams and the only open testing centre in Jordan for the ACT, an alternative exam to the SAT and SAT Subject Tests. Grade 11 students begin serious university counselling in their second semester so that they can begin researching universities over the summer before Grade 12.

Our Facebook page ABS University Counselling Department is constantly updated by one of the counsellors so that students can learn about up-coming visits by deans of admissions, get hints on how to write personal statements and university essays, as well as reminders about deadlines that they must meet. These are only a few pieces of the wealth of information available to students online.

The University Counselling Department also includes a complete University Library, one of the very best in the Middle East, test preparation booklets, university catalogues, DVDs of universities and three full-time, highly qualified university counsellors available to answer all student and parent queries. One College Night is given by the University Counsellors each semester: one in the first semester for parents of Grade 12 students and one in the second semester for parents of Grade 11 students.

Our University Counselling team hosts many university fairs at school throughout the year and has established strong ties with universities in all parts of the world. The students from our school secure placements in some of the most prestigious universities in the world due in no small part to the continuous and highly professional efforts of the University Counselling team at the ABS.

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